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ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 live streaming: how to watch Australia vs New Zealand final live match online for free in India

T20 World Cup 2021, the most prestigious T20 event, returns after five years to once again up the ante for the shorter format of the game. With IPL 2021 coming to an end in the UAE, the venue for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup remains the same with Oman joining as co-hosts. The action will shift from from eight teams in IPL to 16 nations challenging each other for the ultimate glory in the world of T20 cricket. While India was initially supposed to host the event, BCCI had to shift the event to UAE due to the pandemic.

Also read: T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 live telecast: list of broadcast channels, numbers, price on Tata Sky, Dish TV, d2h and Airtel DTH

If you are wondering how to livestream the T20 World Cup or watch from the comfort of your own home, then we have you covered. From Disney+ Hotstar subscription to streaming on your phone, laptop, and other devices, here is what you need to know.

ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Schedule Today (India Time)

DateMatchesTime (IST)Venue
November 14thAustralia vs New Zealand (Final)7.30pmDubai

T20 World Cup 2021 live streaming online: where to watch on mobile, laptop and TV?

Disney+ Hotstar Premium membership is priced at Rs 1,499 in India

Disney+ Hotstar Premium membership is priced at Rs 1,499 in India

The official broadcaster of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India is Star Network. As a result, you will also be able to stream all the matches on your smartphone, laptop, tablet or television using Disney+ Hotstar. Please do note that you will need a subscription to stream the matches from Disney+ Hotstar.

Also read: Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans 2021: Mobile, Super and Premium subscription price in India, offers and more

Disney+ Hotstar revamped its plans with effect from September 2021, and now offers three different plans to consumers. The basic plan is now called Mobile and is priced at Rs 499 for a year. This plan comes with a restriction where you can stream only on one mobile device at 720p resolution. The second plan is called Super and is priced at Rs 899 for a year. This plan allows two devices allowing 1080p videos and there is no restriction on device type, which means you can stream on phone, laptop, TV or any other device. The last plan is Premium which will set you back Rs 1,499 a year and allows for four different devices at the same time with up to 4K quality and Dolby 5.1.

T20 World Cup 2021 cricket matches start date and time in India

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup begins on October 17th with the first match being held between co-hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea. The first match is scheduled to begin at 3.30pm IST on October 17th and on the same day, there is a second match between Bangladesh and Scotland at 7.30pm IST. As mentioned above, there are a total of 45 matches in this tournament with the final set for November 14th at 7.30pm in India.

T20 World Cup 2021 cricket live streaming free in India: how to watch

The easiest way to watch the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is by streaming the game on any device of your choice or on your smartphone with Disney+ Hotstar subscription. While Disney+ Hotstar requires a subscription, you can stream the T20 World Cup matches for free via Disney+ Hotstar using select plans offered by major telecom operators in the country. Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone bundle Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with select plans for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers.

Jio prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Reliance Jio is the leading telecom operator in the country. It has built its network on the back of affordable data plans and access to services like Disney+ Hotstar. With Disney+ Hotstar revamping its plans, Jio has also updated its offering and there are four plans that offer free access to Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription in addition to other benefits.

  • Jio Rs 499 Cricket Plan: 3GB data per day with 6GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, and Jio Suite access for a period of 28 days.
  • Jio Rs 666 Cricket Plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access and 56 days validity.
  • Jio Rs 888 Cricket Plan: 2GB data per day with 5GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access for 84 days.
  • Jio Rs 2,599 Cricket plan: 2GB data per day, 10GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, 365 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access.

Airtel prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Airtel has gained a lot of new subscribers in the past few months and has scripted a comeback despite strong competition from Jio. The incumbent operator, like Jio, also offers plans with bundled Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription to its customers. Here is a look at three plans from Airtel that offer streaming and other benefits.

  • Airtel Rs 499 recharge plan: 3GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, 28 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, 1-year Shaw Academy access, Wynk Music and free Hellotunes
  • Airtel Rs 699 recharge plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 56 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, 1-year Shaw Academy access, Wynk Music, free Hellotunes
  • Airtel Rs 2,798 recharge plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 365 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, 3-month Apollo 24|7 circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, 1-year Shaw Academy access, Wynk Music, free Hellotunes

Vi (Vodafone Idea) prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Vi is the distant third operator in India’s telecom market and while it has found some relief, it is trying to mount a challenge with its plans. With the month-long cricket season days away, Vi (Vodafone India) might try to win back some of the customers it lost to rivals. Here is a look at five plans from Vi that offer Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.

  • Vi Rs 501 recharge plan: 3GB data per day + 16GB extra data, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, weekend data rollover benefit, binge all night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile for 28 days.
  • Vi Rs 601 data plan: 75GB data, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile, no service validity.
  • Vi Rs 701 recharge plan: 56 days validity, 100 SMS per day, 3GB data per day with 32GB additional data, Weekend Rollover benefit, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
  • Vi Rs 901 recharge plan: 84 days validity, 100 SMS per day, 3GB data per day + 48GB extra data, Weekend Rollover benefit, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV VIP, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription
  • Vi Rs 2,595 recharge plan: 365 days validity, 100 SMS per day, 1.5GB data per day, Weekend Rollover benefit, Binge All Night, Vi Movies & TV Classic, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.

Jio postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription is not available for free only to prepaid users. Even postpaid customers can enjoy the free benefits. Reliance Jio is offering a free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with all JioPostPaid Plus plans. The regular plan priced at Rs 199 is the only one to skip on this free offer. The JioPostPaid Plus plans are priced at Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499 for 75GB, 100GB, 150GB, 200GB and 300GB data respectively. Apart from Disney+ Hotstar subscription, these plans also offer access to free Netflix, Amazon Prime and Jio Apps.

Airtel postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Airtel recently revamped its postpaid plans to offer only four major plans to its customers. These plans start from Rs 399 and like Jio, Airtel is not offering free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with the basic Rs 399 plan. However, Airtel plans priced at Rs 499, Rs 999 and Rs 1,599 offer free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription and data of 75GB, 150GB and 500GB respectively. You will also get access to Amazon Prime Video, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, handset protection and Airtel Xstream app access.

Vi (Vodafone Idea) postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Vi, formerly known as Vodafone India, offers three plans that are called as Disney+ Hotstar offer. The three postpaid plans priced at Rs 499, Rs 699 and Rs 1,099 offer free one year subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. These plans also include free Prime Video and Vi Movies & TV subscription. However, if you are looking for a Netflix subscription too then you must look at the Rs 1,099 postpaid plan.

Jio Fiber broadband plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile offer

While mobile broadband is the primary mode of internet access in the country, broadband penetration is also catching up in a big way. With the launch of fiber broadband service from Reliance Jio, here is a look at some of the plans that offer free access to Disney+ Hotstar and other OTT offerings.

  • Jio Fiber Rs 999 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile + 13 other OTT apps, 150Mbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
  • Jio Fiber Rs 1,499 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 300Mbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
  • Jio Fiber Rs 2,499 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 500Mbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
  • Jio Fiber Rs 3,999 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 1Gbps speed, Unlimited voice calling
  • Jio Fiber Rs 8,499 Plan: Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile and 14 other OTT apps, 1Gbps speed, Unlimited voice calling

Airtel Xstream Fiber broadband plans with Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription

Airtel Xstream is the fiber broadband service from Airtel and the company also offers Disney+ Hotstar membership. Unlike Reliance Jio, Airtel Xstream is offering Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription to its customers, which allows users to stream content across two devices at once including a television. Here is a look at the most popular plans from Airtel Xstream:

  • Airtel Xstream Entertainment Rs 999 Plan: Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription, unlimited data at up to 200Mbps, unlimited voice calls, Amazon Prime and Wynk Music.
  • Airtel Xstream Professional Rs 1,499 Plan: Disney+ Hotstar Super subscription, unlimited data at up to 300Mbps, unlimited voice calls, Amazon Prime and Wynk Music.
  • Airtel Xstream Infinity Rs 3,999 Plan: Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, unlimited data at up to 1Gbps, unlimited voice calls, Amazon Prime and Wynk Music.

Disney+ Hotstar subscription discount offers

While telecom offers are one of the easiest ways to get Disney+ Hotstar subscription, there are also other routes to avail discounts on Disney+ Hotstar. One of the most prominent ways is to use your credit card. There are extra 5X reward points and 5 percent cashback on Disney+ Hotstar gift vouchers and gift cards with HDFC credit and debit cards. For example, with HDFC Infinia card, your Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription priced at Rs 1,499 will become available at an effective price of Rs 1,274.

You can also get up to 7 percent discount on Disney+ Hotstar Premium membership on Magicpin. You can visit this link to avail the offer where you will get a subscription code to avail discount on your registered mobile number. This subscription code can then be used on Hotstar app or website while activating the Premium subscription. Please note this offer is not applicable when you switch from an existing plan to Premium.

T20 World Cup 2021: complete schedule with date and time (IST)

As mentioned earlier, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will feature a total of 16 teams and 45 matches. There is a group stage featuring eight teams from October 17th to October 22nd and from this group, four teams will qualify for Super 12 stage. With Super 12 stage, we will again see two groups with six teams each. Out of these 12 teams, only four will qualify for the semi-finals and the winners of these semi-finals will meet for the World Cup final on November 14th.

Match No.DateMatchGroupTiming (IST)
1October 17thOman vs Papua New GuineaGroup B3.30pm
2October 17thBangladesh vs ScotlandGroup B7.30pm
3October 18thIreland vs NetherlandsGroup A3.30pm
4October 18thSri Lanka vs NamibiaGroup A7.30pm
5October 19thScotland vs Papua New GuineaGroup B3.30pm
6October 19thOman vs BangladeshGroup B7.30pm
7October 20thNamibia vs NetherlandsGroup A3.30pm
8October 20thSri Lanka vs IrelandGroup A7.30pm
9October 21stBangladesh vs Papua New GuineaGroup B3.30pm
10October 21stOman vs ScotlandGroup B7.30pm
11October 22ndNamibia vs IrelandGroup A3.30pm
12October 22ndSri Lanka vs NetherlandsGroup A7.30pm
13October 23rdAustralia vs South AfricaGroup 13.30pm
14October 23rdEngland vs West IndiesGroup 17.30pm
15October 24thA1 vs B2Group 13.30pm
16October 24thIndia vs PakistanGroup 27.30pm
17October 25thAfghanistan vs B1Group 27.30pm
18October 26thSouth Africa vs West IndiesGroup 13.30pm
19October 26thPakistan vs New ZealandGroup 27.30pm
20October 27thEngland vs B2Group 13.30pm
21October 27thB1 vs A2Group 27.30pm
22October 28thAustralia vs A1Group 17.30pm
23October 29thWest Indies vs B2Group 13.30pm
24October 29thPakistan vs AfghanistanGroup 27.30pm
25October 30thSouth Africa vs A1Group 13.30pm
26October 30thAustralia vs EnglandGroup 17.30pm
27October 31stAfghanistan vs A2Group 23.30pm
28October 31stIndia vs New ZealandGroup 27.30pm
29November 1stEngland vs A1Group 17.30pm
30November 2ndSouth Africa vs B2Group 13.30pm
31November 2ndPakistan vs A2Group 27.30pm
32November 3rdNew Zealand vs B1Group 23.30pm
33November 3rdIndia vs AfghanistanGroup 27.30pm
34November 4thAustralia vs B2Group 13.30pm
35November 4thWest Indies vs A1Group 17.30pm
36November 5thNew Zealand vs A2Group 23.30pm
37November 5thIndia vs B1Group 27.30pm
38November 6thAustralia vs West IndiesGroup 13.30pm
39November 6thEngland vs South AfricaGroup 17.30pm
40November 7thNew Zealand vs AfghanistanGroup 23.30pm
41November 7thPakistan vs B1Group 27.30pm
42November 8thIndia vs A2Group 27.30pm
43November 10thTBC vs TBCSemi-final7.30pm
44November 11thTBC vs TBCSemi-final7.30pm
45November 14thTBC vs TBCFinal7.30pm

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: teams, format and venues

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is being held from October 17th to November 14th

With four different venues, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will see a total of 45 matches being played in two different rounds. Round 1 will see a total of twelve matches (round-robin format) being played between eight teams split into two groups.

Each of these groups will feature three teams from the 2019 Qualifier and one of the two automatic qualifiers – Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The eight teams in this round are Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea. Out of eight teams, four teams will qualify for the group stage. The top seed from Group A and the second seed from Group A will enter Group 1 of the Super 12s, while the top seed from Group B and the second seed from Group A will enter Group 2. The Super 12 stage will witness two groups of six teams each play a round-robin style match with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knock-out stage, which includes the semi-final and a final.

With matches now being held in the four venues of Dubai, Sharjah, Oman and Abu Dhabi, the stakes have changed massively and West Indies will try to become the first team to ever defend their championship.

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